Takalam: Arab Youth of Oakland Speaking Up!

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Takalam is a summer leadership and digital literacy program for Arab youth of Oakland to uplift voices for advocacy, representation, and civic engagement. The program dates are June 7 to July 22, 2021. OUSD high school students will earn a $1,000 stipend upon completion of the program.

Complete the application by May 15 and you may be contacted for an interview. We encourage early applications! Please apply ASAP to secure your spot.

Contact lailan.huen@ousd.org with any questions. Most sessions will be held on Zoom, with some filming sessions in person following CDC COVID-19 guidelines.

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